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11 Software Stocks to Sell Now

SLH, MITK, VIT, INFA, CYOU, NUAN, VMW, MSTR, ADVS, CPWR, SRSL slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the ratings of 11 Software stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Solera Holdings‘ (NYSE:SLH) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Solera Holdings provides software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 29.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLH stock.

Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Mitek Systems is mainly engaged in the development and sale of software solutions. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Margin Growth. The stock price has dropped 34.4% over the past month, worse than the 1.6% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Oct. 11, 2012, 23.9% of outstanding Mitek Systems shares were held short. For a full analysis of MITK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, VanceInfo Technologies (NYSE:VIT) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). VanceInfo Technologies is an IT service provider and an offshore software development companies in China. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 11% over the past month. As of Oct. 11, 2012, 12.6% of outstanding VanceInfo Technologies shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at VIT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VIT stock.

Informatic (NASDAQ:INFA) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Informatica provides data integration software and services. The stock price has fallen 25.8% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INFA stock.

The rating of Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) declines this week from a C to a D. Changyou.com develops and operates online games in China. For a full analysis of CYOU stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) slips from a C to a D. Nuance Communications provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 6.2% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 88.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NUAN stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, VMware (NYSE:VMW) takes a hit this week. VMware provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that address a range of information technology problems, including cost and operational inefficiencies, business continuity and software lifecycle management. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 3.7% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 51.80. To get an in-depth look at VMW, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMW stock.

MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. MicroStrategy provides business intelligence software that enables companies to report, analyze and monitor data. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 7.5% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 62.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MSTR stock.

The rating of Advent Software (NASDAQ:ADVS) declines this week from a C to a D. Advent Software offers software and services that automate work flows and data across investment management organizations. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 44.80. For a full analysis of ADVS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Compuware (NASDAQ:CPWR) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Compuware provides software and web performance solutions and professional services to improve the performance of IT organizations. Share prices fell 7.7% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 25.30. To get an in-depth look at CPWR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPWR stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, SRS Labs (NASDAQ:SRSL) takes a hit this week. SRS Labs develops and licenses audio and voice enhancement technologies. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Margin Growth. For a full analysis of SRSL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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